Technology

The coming of the megacomputer

(http://www.roughtype.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
About 20 percent of all the server computers being sold in the world "are now being bought by a small handful of internet companies," including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Amazon. More>>>
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Biotechnology

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Take a Big Step ...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Bora over 5 years ago
This week, researchers from Canada and Scotland made a major advancement in the field of stem cell biology. They discovered a method to successfully reprogram somatic cells into stem cells without the use of viruses. Induced pluripotent... More>>>
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IBM Creates Software for Holding Face-to-Face M...

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
IBM is making it easier for widely dispersed businesspeople to interact and collaborate without the time and expense of in-person meetings. More>>>
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Technology

Doc in a Box

(http://www.wired.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
"You probably won't see it used for open-heart surgeries," Berkelman says. "But for simpler procedures—like removing shrapnel—it could be very cost-effective." More>>>
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Carnegie Mellon engineers create mobile video s...

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
Carnegie Mellon University engineering faculty, Priya Narasimhan and Rajeev Gandhi, and their students have created a new, unique large-scale mobile wireless video service designed to enhance sports fans' experience at games. More>>>
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[Video] Impress Touch Project Hints at Post-PC...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
During the next decade we are likely to see commercial products that will start to define the 'Post PC' Era of smart, networked objects that follow a new path of product development.  Users will interact with embedded devices beyond the keybo... More>>>
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Biotechnology

Bacteria-killing Enzyme Cures Mice With Fatal P...

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Instead of using synthetic weapons, they are using nature’s: an enzyme that has proved so effective at killing Streptococcus pneumoniae that it has been put on the front lines in the battle against infectious disease. More>>>
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Gadgets

Japanese gadget controls iPod in blink of an eye

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
A wink, a smile or a raised eyebrow could soon change the music on your iPod or start up the washing machine, thanks to a new Japanese gadget. More>>>
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Biotechnology

Thumbs up for 3D bone printer

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
EXACT replicas of a man's thumb bones have been made for the first time using a 3D printer. More>>>
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Technology

The Eyeborg Cometh

(http://www.angryzenmaster.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Canadian documentary filmmaker Rob Spence wants to embed a video camera in his prosthetic right eye. He’s working on a documentary about how we interact in our daily lives with a surveillance culture that keeps watch over us like never before. More>>>
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Education

Students Getting College Credit via YouTube

(http://www.readwriteweb.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
A computer science professor at an Australian University is doing something revolutionary with YouTube - he's offering students who can't attend his classes college credit for watching his videos. More>>>
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Energy

Google's Schmidt on National Renewable Energy P...

(http://online.wsj.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Google's chairman and CEO, Eric Schmidt, discussed the company's energy plan with The Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray. Here are edited excerpts of their discussion. More>>>
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